CMS Expands Home and Community-based Services

The program supports Medicaid recipients’ receipt of services outside institutional facilities.

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the launch of a webpage on the Medicaid site as a “one-stop shop” for state agencies and stakeholders. The move is intended to “advance transparency and innovation for home and community-based services.” The program supports access to Medicaid services in a setting other than traditional institutions.

“The ability to access health care at home or in the community is essential for many low-income families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities who rely on Medicaid services,” said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, CMS is providing state Medicaid agencies with the tools and funding needed to expand this important care. We welcome the opportunity to work with states to expand home and community-based services to meet the needs of their communities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Brooks-LaSure as she oversees Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • For state and local officials as they seek to provide home and community-based Medicaid services.
  • For Secretary Becerra as he heads the Health and Human Services Department.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services


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